error: Threat database handler failed.

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the error above pops up when i try to commit changes... i guess my policy changes not are done ? And how to solve this error ? Unfortunately i have an old version running, upgrade is due next month. Currently running 7.1.24-h1 


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Thank you for the post @TimBennett


Yes, without commit, your changes will not be applied. It looks like the error you are getting is caused by corrupted Threat database. There are several KB articles addressing this issue:


If you have access to support portal: then I would download latest package from: Updates > Dynamic Updates, then upload it to your Firewall and install it, then try commit again.


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Hi Tim, please can you let me know if you were able to solve this on your firewall? 


The two articles posted by Pavel look to apply to PAN-OS versions 7.1.2 & below. 

We have the same issue, but on PAN-OS version 7.1.5



i had to upgrade to pan os 8.1.. Then the error was gone. Most likely the issue was dynamic updates - and that the sw were incompatible with pan os 7.1.... 

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